Air Medical Group Holdings

  • Flight Paramedic - CALSTAR - South Lake Tahoe, CA

    Job Locations US-CA-South Lake Tahoe
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/12/2018 3:00 AM)
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  • Overview

    A flight paramedic is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to critically ill and injured patients. Flight paramedicine requires a high level of critical thinking during periods of extreme physical and emotional stress. The flight paramedic practices within the scope of practice defined by Title 22 and further defined by the local EMS authority (LEMSA) as well as procedures set forth by CALSTAR. The flight paramedic is accountable for the completion of all work assignments and is responsible for the safety of patients and crew members. The position requires proficiency in critical patient care, knowledge of the adaptions necessary for patient management and the ability to establish positive interpersonal and professional relationships.


    • Accountable to the Clinical Base Manager (CBM) of primary base assigned.
    • Responsible for preflight checking of transport bags, equipment and aircraft.
    • Stabilizes and manages patients involved in transport to include: field emergency stabilization, critical care inter-hospital interventions, and management of specific aeromedical problems while in flight.
    • Anticipates clinical course and proactively addresses patient needs to include but not limited to: oxygen therapy, airway management, intravenous fluids, and medications.
    • Continually monitors patient status in coordination with flight medic and will intervene as appropriate.
    • Responsible for post-flight restocking of flight transport bags and aircraft. Equipment must be cleaned and maintained in order to be prepared for subsequent flights.
    • Completes all required flight records and charge documents as required.
    • Participates in post flight debriefing with all members of the flight crew, including the dispatch team.
    • Attends in person a minimum of 75% of the scheduled staff meetings. Base specific discussions, safety topics and skills are conducted during these meetings. Virtual attendance via programs such as Web Ex will not count towards the required 75% attendance.
    • Completes all required training and educational requirements within established timelines to include up-loading of documents into the appropriate tracking system.
    • Participates in teaching and training of new clinical crew members.
    • Participates in public education programs and public relations functions as requested.
    • Responsible for completing all assigned duties to ensure efficient running of base operations.
    • Responsible for completing all administrative activities to maintain good standing.
    • Works competently on both fixed and rotor wing aircraft as requested.


    Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

    • Possesses effective communication skills
    • Works effectively as a team member
    • Possesses an extensive working knowledge of CALSTAR policies, procedures and protocols
    • Extensive knowledge of Crew Resource Management (CRM) concepts and practices
    • Maintains a strong knowledge-base in critical care practice and be adept with critical thinking
    • Knowledge of applicable sections of Federal Aviation Administrative (FAA) regulations
    • Knowledge of the proper use and care of equipment used during transport
    • Possesses a strong knowledge of flight physiology. This includes the stressors of flight and its effect on patients and crew members
    • Proficient in the use of radios and all other communication equipment used by clinical crew members during medical air transport

    Certifications and Job Requirements

    • Must possess and maintain current and unrestricted EMT-P licensure in the State of practice
      • Must obtain local EMS accreditation in all counties worked in (when appropriate) within 30 days of hire
    • Three (3) years or greater experience in pre-hospital EMS with a minimum of 3 years “911” system
      • CCT experience desirable
      • Flight paramedic experience preferred
    • Certifications
      • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
      • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
      • American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
      • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)
    • Additional certifications required post hire
      • Sit for the Flight Paramedic - Certified (FP-C) or Critical Care Paramedic – Certified (CCP-C) within 16 months of hire
      • Successful completion of FP-C not greater than two (2) years of hire  
      • Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (TPATC) or CALSTAR Advanced Trauma Transport Course (CATTC) required within one (1) year of hire
      • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Introduction to fetal heart monitoring required within six (6) months of hire and recertification every two years
      • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command System (ICS) on line training (100b, 200b, 700a and 800b) within three (3) months of hire.

    Physical Requirements

    • Requires activities requiring a moderate amount of standing, sitting and walking.
    • Able to conduct activities requiring a moderate to rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting.
    • Capable of lifting 75 lbs floor to bench height.
    • Ability to hear routine aircraft noises.
    • Maintains a “duty” weight (body weight + uniform/equipment) of less than 230 lbs.
    • Periodic hands to key ability (typing).

    Work Schedule

    • The standard, Full-Time Paramedic schedule at REACH is a seven (7) 24 hour shifts per four (4) week period.
    • Must be available for one (1) on-call shift in a four (4) week period for bases with On-Call status.


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